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Mendeleev portrait in a hexagon with Mosaic guidelines Wanted portraits of Mendeleev! We need the help of students, educators and chemical enthusiasts from around the world!. We want to create a Mendeleev mosaic as a companion piece to our Timeline of Elements.The University of Waterloo is organizing another collaborative project! Find out more.

the timeline of elements in order of discovery by decade Timeline of Elements project update: Elements have been assigned to 118 schools from around the world — 26 countries!  Our goal is to have chemistry students join together to create an original and imaginative version of the Timeline of Elements focused on their discovery. 

Periodic Table Project app screenshotTo celebrate 2011 International Year of Chemistry, we organized a student-designed collaborative The Periodic Table Project. The project was a great success, resulting in a poster, wall mural and free mobile app.   

  1. Sep. 28, 2018Chemistry student Adrianna D'Sa awarded a HeForShe Impact scholarshipGroup image of all six HeForShe scholarship recipients.

    Each year, the University of Waterloo awards HeForShe IMPACT scholarships to outstanding first-year students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The $12,000 scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented. 

  2. Sep. 24, 201850 years ago we started something special50 years of Chem13 News magazine covers.

    Not many magazines reach the age of 50 but since September 1968, the University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry has published Chem 13 News, a magazine for teachers of introductory chemistry worldwide.

  3. Sep. 4, 2018The little satellite that could: Waterloo’s ACE project marks 15 years of atmospheric science through applied spectroscopyAn artist's rendition of the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment satellite in orbit.

    Launched by NASA on board the Canadian satellite SCISAT in 2003, the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) was intended for a two-year mission. Fifteen years later, ACE is still providing excellent spectra which provide vital chemical and physical data about our atmosphere, particularly the ozone layer.

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  1. Nov. 21, 2018Chemistry Seminar Series: Philip Johnson

    Ligand Binding by the Cocaine-Binding Aptamer

    Philip Johnson
    Professor, Department of Chemistry
    York University, Toronto

    Wednesday,  November 21, 2018
    10:00 a.m.
    C2-361 (Reading Room)

  2. Nov. 21, 2018Men's Circle: Faculty of Science WorkshopFaculty of Science Men's Circle Event November 21, 2018. Campus Safety has always been a top priority and you can help.

    Through interactive exercises and discussions, the Men’s Circle will explore some of the ways in which men can become leaders in creating a safer campus for everyone.

  3. Nov. 21, 2018Doctoral Thesis Defence: Runjhun Saran

    "In-vitro selection, characterization and application of a silver-specific DNAzyme"

    Supervisor:  Prof. Juewen Liu

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